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Health Psychology, MS
USciences takes you deep inside the questions at the hub of health psychology: how does physical health affect state of mind? In what ways do thoughts and behaviors influence mental and physical wellness?
Select from a thesis-option—with rigorous courses based in applied experimental psychology— preparing you to pursue your doctoral degree. Or a non-thesis track, where you will thrive in health-related research and be prepared for clinical research coordination, health communications, medical school, public health programs, or additional graduate study with a clinical focus. The program is typically completed in a year and a half.
What Sets Us Apart?
- USciences is one of the only master’s programs in the country with a curriculum focused specifically on health psychology.
- You’ll receive one-on-one mentorship from a specific faculty member and work alongside your mentor in the research lab to gain additional experience.
- Low student-to-faculty ratio.
- Breadth and depth of our coursework including: neuropsychology, behavioral medicine,
research methodology and management, evidence based practice, and behavior change.
- A 15-credit graduate certificate in health education and communication to put you a step above your peers.
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Throughout the spring semester, faculty and students from Misher College of Arts and Sciences visited seventh and eighth graders at St. Francis de Sales School.
- Gender Race and Justice Course Focuses on Social Injustice
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A new course offered in Misher College of Arts and Sciences beginning in the Fall of 2020 focuses on inequalities of race, class, and gender and highlights how these inequalities intersect with our system of justice.
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The course examines lived experiences that do not fit our usual image of a "typical" life: people born deaf, child prodigies, criminals, or little people, to name a few.
- Christina Hopkins Psy'14 Returns to Alma Mater as Adjunct Professor
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University of the Sciences equipped Christina Hopkins Psy'14 with all the tools necessary to move on and be successful in graduate school; now she hopes to do the same for current and future USciences students.
- Dig It: Student's Passion Leads to Month-Long Excavation Trip in Belize
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Victoria Pobok Bio'20, HumSci'20 has always loved learning about ancient cultures and this summer she was able to indulge that curiosity during a month-long archeological dig in Northern Belize studying the ancient Maya.
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